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Malala Yousafzai was born in 1997 in the Swat Valley of Pakistan which she saw transformed from a beautiful and peaceful land to a place of fear and repression under the control of the Taliban. Malala now lives in Birmingham, England, and says she has been given a second life, which she intends to devote to her belief that children everywhere deserve an education. The fund she started can be found at malalafund.org.
Patricia McCormick is a two-time NATIONAL BOOK AWARD finalist and the author of several critically acclaimed books for young adults, including SOLD, an account of human trafficking based on her research in the brothels of Calcutta, and NEVER FALL DOWN, the story of a boy who survived the Killing Fields of Cambodia by playing music. McCormick was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in 2004 and a MacDowell Fellow in 2009. She is also the winner of the 2009 GERMAN PEACE PRIZE FOR YOUTH LITERATURE. She lives in New York with her husband. For more information, go to patriciamccormick.com or follow Patricia on Twitter @McCormickWrites.
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The amazing story of Malala’s courage and her fight for the education of girls is well known. Here, in her own voice, she tells of her journey from her early days as a clever school girl to her exceptional life as an International speaker on the rights of girls to get an education. Growing up in a village in the Swat valley in Pakistan Malala and her friends faced persecution from Islamic fundamentalists who believed women should not be educated. In 2012, Malala and her two school friends were targeted and shot when travelling home from school one day. Fortunately, Malala and her friends survived. From that day on, Malala campaigned for the rights of all girls to get an education. Hearing her tell her story is inspirational. ~ Julia Eccleshare A film about Malala's Life, He Named Me Malala, is released in the UK on Friday 6 November 2015. Click below to view the trailer.
She's a girl who loves cricket, gossips with her best friends, and, on the day of the shooting, nearly overslept and missed an exam. A girl who saw women suddenly banned from public, schools blown up, the Taliban seize control, and her homeland descend into a state of fear and repression. This is the story of her life, and also of her passionate belief in every child's right to education, her determination to make that a reality throughout the world, and her hope to inspire others.
The extraordinary true story of a young girl's courage in the face of violence and extremism, and an incredible testament to what can be achieved when we stand up for what we believe in. This illustrated adaptation of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's bestselling memoir, I Am Malala, introduces readers of 7+ to the remarkable story of a teenage girl who risked her life for the right to go to school. Raised in a changing Pakistan by an enlightened father from a poor background and a beautiful, illiterate mother, Malala was taught to stand up for her beliefs. When terrorists took control of her region and declared that girls were forbidden from going to school, Malala refused to sacrifice her education. And on 9 October 2012, she nearly paid the ultimate price for her courage when she was shot on her way home from school. The book follows Malala's incredible journey to recovery in the aftermath of the attack, from the life-saving surgery she receives in a Birmingham hospital to her reunion with her family and their eventual relocation to England. Today Malala is a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Her story of bravery and determination in the face of extremism is more timely now than ever.
MALALA YOUSAFZAI - AUSGEZEICHNET MIT DEM FRIEDENSNOBELPREIS 2014Malalas Schicksal bewegt die WeltZum ersten Mal erzahlt die jungste Friedensnobelpreistragerin nun ihr Leben fur jugendliche Leser selbst - einfuhlsam, aufruttelnd und direkt. Die damals funfzehnjahrige Malala wollte einfach nur zur Schule gehen - doch fur die Taliban haben Madchen kein Recht auf Bildung. Am 9. Oktober 2012 schossen ihr Terroristen in den Kopf, als sie auf dem Weg von der Schule nach Hause war. Malala hat den Anschlag schwer verletzt uberlebt, doch aufgegeben hat sie nicht. Sie setzt ihren Kampf fur Bildung unermudlich fort und ist damit zum Vorbild vieler Jugendlicher auf der ganzen Welt geworden. In einer einzigartigen Zusammenarbeit mit der Bestsellerautorin Patricia McCormick gelingt es Malala auf hochst bewegende Weise und anhand vieler personlicher Fotos und Dokumente, ihren jungen Lesern ein authentisches Bild von ihrem Leben und den Ereignissen in Pakistan zu vermitteln. In ihrem Jugendbuch berichtet die Friedensnobelpreistragerin 2014 von ihrer Schulzeit und ihren Freundinnen, davon, wie die Anfeindungen der Extremisten taglich zunahmen, wie sie Widerstand leistete und ihr Leben dadurch eine tragische Wendung nahm. Mit vielen Fotos, Karten, Glossar und Zeittafel, um das Verstandnis der komplexen Geschichte Pakistans und der Taliban zu erleichtern
The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.No one expected her to survive.Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.